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HR Benefits Specialist

at Ak Chin Indian Community

Pay: $38,105.60 to $51,438.40/year
Salary : $18.32 - $24.73 Hourly $38,105.60 - $51,438.40 Annually
Posted: 4/2/2019
Job Reference #: 2403421

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:HR Benefits Specialist
Opening Date/Time: Mon. 04/01/19 12:00 AM Arizona Time
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 04/19/19 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Job Type:FTNonExempt
Location:42507 W. Peters and Nall Road, Maricopa, AZ 85139, Arizona
Department:Human Resources
Salary:$18.32 - $24.73 Hourly
$38,105.60 - $51,438.40 Annually
Salary Information:Offering salary will be made between the minimum to midpoint of the posted salary range for this position, based on qualifications and experience. Employees may progress through the full salary range, subject to their successful performance and annual budget approval.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of employee benefit related activities in support of the Ak-Chin Indian Community's human resources function.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Experience equivalent to five (5) years' directly related full-time work experience in employee health and welfare benefits administration of an employer-sponsored group health plan; OR  an Associate's degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related area may substitute for two years of the required experience. Familiarity with benefits and employment related regulations (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, PPACA etc.) required. Must be highly proficient at MS Excel. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements.  Must successfully pass a background check. Ability to speak and write Spanish is preferred.
Licenses/ Certifications
PHR, CEBS, CBP certification preferred.

 Examples of Duties:
  • Provides superior customer service to employees by email, phone and in-person regarding the Ak-Chin Indian Community benefits package. Answers general benefit questions, refers employees to appropriate benefit vendor as needed. Researches and resolves basic benefit service issues for the employee population.
  • Leads the annual benefits open enrollment process. Processes all enrollment changes and communicates with vendors.
  • Plans and organizes the Annual Health Fair for Ak-Chin employees.
  • Conducts employee orientations to explain health and supplemental cafeteria plans, welfare, survivor, and other employer benefits.
  • Inputs enrollment data in the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and Third Party Administrators (TPA) system. Inputs compensation in the timekeeping system for eligible Leave of Absence employees.
  • Keeps track of eligibility status for all benefits programs.
  • Researches insurance claims discrepancies and makes recommendations for resolutions.
  • Reviews and audits all benefit Third Party Administrator billing and medical claim reports for accuracy.
  • Conducts 401(K), ACA and benefit audits including demographic data and Native American status.
  • Maintains health files for all Community and Farm employees.
  • Responds and complies with health care and 401(K) court ordered notices.
  • Acts as a liaison between all health plan representatives and third party administrators on all aspects of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Benefits Trust (health insurance plan.) 
  • Maintains a working relationship with Third Party Administrators to coordinate eligibility for leave of absence, worker compensation, short term and long term disability programs.
  • Responsible for compiling data used to comply with the filing of Form 1095-C and Form 1094-C with the IRS as well as providing Form 1095-C to all full-time employees, in order to meet PPACA requirements.
  • Applies rules associated with the Affordable Care Act that impact benefits administration.
  • Holds a position on the Employee Benefit Trust Board and attends board meetings.
  • Maintains a working relationship with payroll and finance department to ensure accuracy of employee deductions and compensation during an approved medical leave of absence, short term disability, worker compensation and any other employer eligible paid programs.
  • Complies with privacy and HIPAA regulations and requirements regarding the proper use of protected health information.
  • Assists HR Director with various research projects and/or special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned.

 Other Requirements:
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of office management.
  • General knowledge of Ak-Chin Indian Community human resources policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations governing ACA, COBRA, HIPAA, Family Medical Leave Act, and Fair Labor Standards.
  • Knowledge of the Workers' Compensation rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the Ak-Chin Indian Community fringe benefits and short-term disability programs.
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Office Word and Excel and the experience utilizing HR software.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff, department heads, and the public.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of documents and personnel information.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate standard office machines including calculators, typewriters, computers, telefax and copy machines.
  • Ability to learn and apply new techniques and procedures relating to work activities.
  • Ability to organize work activities and to complete job tasks with thoroughness and accuracy.
  • Ability to respond to or refer personnel-related requests and inquiries from employees and the general public.
  • Ability to speak and understand the Spanish language is highly desired.


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Thank you for your interest in the Ak-Chin Indian Community! Please click on the "Ak-Chin Indian Community Job Opening" button below. A new window will open to the job description. *Please note we require 10 years of work history and explanation of employment gaps longer than 3 months.